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Ok...I am replacing the fork seals, bushings and fork oil. I did not remove the forks from the bike. I have everything done EXCEPT getting the fork bolt out from the top of the forks so I can remove the springs and clean the tube before putting everything back together and adding the oil.

I can't get the fork bolt to move...even with some "persuasion" (17mm L shaped Hex Key (allen wrench) with a 17mm wrench and hammer).I don't want to remove the forks from the bike unless I absolutely have to.

The next step is to borrow my buddy's battery powered impact wrench with a 17mm hex key socket. I know about the spring pressure when taking the fork bolt out.

It would be back together by now if it wasn't for that dang fork bolt:X
 

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Thanks Steve!! I feel honored that you personally answered my post!:bowing:

THE MAN answered my post....THE MAN answered my post!:2finger::cheeky1:

I will loosen the pinch bolt first thing in the morning!!

Thank you again, I am humbled by your attentiveness to my simple problem:blushing::D
 

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You have been blessed. Please forswear fish on Fridays for the next month. Nominus vobiscuit non carborundum.
 

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Yes I know I was blessed.

Finished the forks a couple of hours ago...they are easier to do than the 1200!! The only fight was putting the fork bolts back in!! I was by myself and it took me a while to get JUST the right leverage. I think that whoever done the forks previously didn't use a torque wrench and just tightened them as tight as they could get them!
 
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